Social Computing

The integration of theories and models from informatics and the social sciences makes it possible to detect, analyze, and interpret human and social behavior.

The integration of theories and models from informatics and the social sciences makes it possible to detect, analyze, and interpret human and social behavior. The work in the Social Computing Group integrates theories and models from ubiquitous computing, social media, machine learning, and social sciences, to sense, analyze, and interpret human and social behavior in everyday life, and to create devices and systems that support interaction and communication. Current research includes methods for urban computing from phone and mobile social network data, behavioral analysis of social video, ubiquitous sensing of face-to-face interaction, and crowdsourcing.

Group News

“Today’s challenges call for human-centered approaches”
research — Jan 20, 2023

Head of the Social Computing research group, Daniel Gatica-Perez has contributed to Idiap’s vision of Artificial Intelligence for Society since 2002. Last year, he received two awards recognizing his long-term impact at the interface between technology and society.

Group Job Openings

Our group is regularly posting job openings ranging from internships to researcher positions. To check the opportunities currently available or to submit a speculative applications use the link below.Our group is regularly posting job openings ranging from internships to researcher positions. To check the opportunities currently available or to submit a speculative applications use the link below.

Current Group Members

The group is led by Daniel Gatica-Perez.

GATICA-PEREZ, Daniel
(Senior Research Scientist with Academic Title)
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BROS, Victor
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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ANNAPUREDDY, Ravinithesh Reddy
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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ALONSO DEL BARRIO, David
(Junior R&D / Research Assistant)


BI, Yuhan
(Research Intern)


VAUTHEY, Adrien
(Research Intern)


HUANG, Zhuosheng
(Research Intern)


ABDALLAH, Rafic
(Research Intern)


Alumni

  • ARAN, Oya
  • AVCI, Umut
  • BIEL TRES, Joan Isaac
  • BONTEMPELLI, Andrea
  • BOUTON-BESSAC, Emma
  • CAN, Gulcan
  • CHAVANE, Cécile
  • CHÁVEZ-MARTÍNEZ, Gilberto
  • CORREA, Salvador
  • DO, Trinh-Minh-Tri
  • FARRAHI, Katayoun
  • FINNERTY, Ailbhe
  • GARG, Nikhil
  • HARRINGTON, Meghan
  • HASSOUNE, Hamza
  • HU, Rui
  • JAYAGOPI, Dinesh Babu
  • JIANG, Shasha
  • KIM, Haeeun
  • LI, Junhong
  • LIN, Yuanhui
  • MÄDER, Aurel (Ruben)
  • MARCOS RAMIRO, Alvaro
  • MASSÉ, Benoit
  • MEDINA RIOS, Luis Emmanuel
  • MOHAN, Nitin
  • MONTOLIU COLAS, Raúl
  • MOZO, Rafael
  • MURALIDHAR, Skanda
  • NEGOESCU, Radu-Andrei
  • NGUYEN, Laurent
  • NIKRAY, Tiyam
  • OKADA, Shogo
  • PHAN, Trung (Thanh)
  • POZO PEREZ, Ada Laura
  • RADUCANU, Bogdan
  • RESCALA, Paula Dolores
  • ROMAN RANGEL, Edgar Francisco
  • SAINT-SUPERY, Santiago
  • SAJADMANESH, Sina
  • SANTANI, Darshan
  • TAVERNIER, Clara
  • THATTAGUPPA CHITTARANJAN, Gokul
  • THOMAS, Chinchu
  • VLASENKO, Bogdan
  • YELA BELLO, Jenny Paola
  • ZHANG, Dong

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